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Head of Marketing (Maternity Cover)

Closing date: Tuesday 25th April 2024

Location: Mary Rose Trust, H M Naval Base, Portsmouth

Hours: 37 hours per week, usually Monday - Friday, although occasional weekend/evening working may be required

Salary: circa £35,000 (dependent on experience)

Duration: Fixed term until 28th February 2025

Working closely with the Development, Engagement and Marketing Director, the Head of Marketing is responsible for the strategic execution of multi-channel marketing campaigns for Mary Rose Trust and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with the aim of ensuring ticket sales, footfall and revenue to the renowned museum and visitor attraction: The Mary Rose Museum.


Core responsibilities:

  • Writing, communicating and executing marketing strategy for Mary Rose Trust and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Ensuring the delivery of multi-channel marketing campaigns for Mary Rose Trust and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Act as brand champion and protector for Mary Rose Trust, ensuring that brand identity is maintained across all promotional platforms, as well as on site
  • Manage the strategic marketing function within Mary Rose Trust, including the promotion of key organisational initiatives such as fundraising, operations, archaeology, science and programming

Knowledge and experience


  • Experience managing large marketing budgets and delivering large income targets
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of writing, delivering and reporting on marketing strategy and advertising plans
  • Digital marketing experience, specifically using WordPress CMS, and directing PPC and SEO digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience of working with external agencies

Ideal but not essential:

  • Experience working within the heritage and culture or visitor attraction/tourism sectors
  • Experience in PR and working with media
  • 5+ years experience in Marketing

How to apply

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 25th April 2024

Applications process:

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Pippa Bostock, Development, Engagement and Marketing Director via email: [email protected].

All successful applicants will be contacted during the week commencing 29th April. Interviews will take place on 9th May.

Please note this role is subject to basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of Naval Base Security Clearance.

As part of working on Portsmouth Naval Base, you will need to have a DBS check as part of your security application. Mary Rose Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is committed to protecting the privacy and security of job applicant’s personal information.

Our applicant privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information during the recruitment process in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

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Unfortunately we do not currently have any academic opportunities available.

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Join our award-winning team of volunteers

‘Being a volunteer is a privilege to be able to share knowledge of the Mary Rose to a large variety of visitors from all over the World.  It is interesting, fun and tremendously satisfying to be part of the team.’

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Museum volunteer

We're looking for volunteers to help join our Front of House museum team as they welcome visitors to the Mary Rose museum.

Working within the galleries, you will engage and support a diverse range of visitors, sharing facts about the ship and its collection and helping to bring the museum experience to life.  You will also have the opportunity to volunteer alongside our Events Team and support our Learning Centre Team.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people of all ages, so whether you are a student or retired, everyone is welcome! 

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction, shadow an existing volunteer, and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Family Activity Volunteer

As a member of our enthusiastic team of Mary Rose volunteers, you will support our visitor experience by delivering family activities and workshops based in our Learning Centre one weekend per month and during school holidays

While no previous knowledge or experience is necessary, we hope you will have an interest in working with children and young people, are creative, and have an enthusiasm for engaging with others.  You will have the confidence and ability to talk to family groups and to supervise fun, hands-on activities.   There may be an opportunity to plan and develop family activities and workshops in the future.

We give a full museum, health and safety and security induction to new volunteers

Each year we organise an extensive training program which volunteers take part in to refresh their knowledge which will include Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training

We ask for a minimum of one day a week during school holidays (between 11:00 – 4pm) and one day, one weekend a month

To apply for the role, please contact us via [email protected] and we will arrange a date for you to come in for an interview for the role.  Once an interview is completed, we will then require two references for you before you can start.

Mary Rose Information Group Speaker

Part time/On demand

We want to share the history of the Mary Rose with as many people as possible, but not everyone can make it to Portsmouth. The Mary Rose Information Group is a group of volunteer speakers who give talks on the Mary Rose to U3A, Probus Clubs, historical societies and other interested groups.

Our aim is to have speakers all around the country so we can share the history of the ship and her crew with as many communities as possible. We are always on the lookout for new speakers so why not join them?

Talks can be requested for any day of the week and at various times, but you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not you can fit it into your schedule.  

We will provide you with a standard PowerPoint presentation to help you get started, which you would be welcome to add to with your own research as you learn more.

Depending on bookings, you may only do 1 or 2 talks a month. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, are aged over the age of 16 and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week we would like to hear from you. 

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.